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10 Tips To Persuade & Influence Your Audience

No matter what your age, being able to persuade and influence your audience during a speech is a key skill that can help you effectively communicate & deliver your message to others for any speech and in life in more generally.

Here, we take a look at ten tips to help you persuade and influence an audience when giving a speech.

Ten Tips for Persuading and Influencing Your Audience:

  1. Thoroughly understand and research your topic and the perspectives of your audience.
  2. Use clear and concise language to communicate your ideas.
  3. Support your arguments with evidence and examples.
  4. Use persuasive techniques, such as repetition and rhetorical questions.
  5. Engage your audience with emotional appeals.
  6. Be confident and passionate in your delivery.
  7. Practice and prepare thoroughly before your presentation.
  8. Use effective body language and nonverbal communication.
  9. Engage with your audience and encourage participation.
  10. End your presentation with a strong call to action or conclusion.

By focusing on each of these 10 areas, you will be able to more effectively persuade and influence your audience as a public speaker and more broadly in life.

At Super Speak, our award winning program teaches children aged 6-14 public speaking & presentation skills. We teach children how to persuade and influence others amongst many other things! Our fun learning program incorporates both public speaking & drama to ensure our students gain broader learning outcomes to help them in and out of the classroom. We have a teaching team with unmatched experienced and the most comprehensive curriculum in Australia. We teach our classes in a style that is fun, supportive & high energy! Our students learn to be more confident & capable public speakers & everyday communicators for life. Check out Super Speak Public Speaking Program here and join over 60,000 other children who have trusted Super Speak since 2006.